HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 cc99-100W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food the reasons which have necessitated the rise in coffee and coffee mixture prices.

Mr. Strachey

World market prices for raw coffee have increased considerably in recent months because of higher costs in production areas, a decline in world output, and an increase in total demand. It has now become necessary as a result to raise the price to the consumer.